UV Index

The sun is a powerful force of energy that is constantly releasing UV radiation, and if not minded can cause unexpected health concerns such as skin cancer, premature aging, cataracts, immune system suppression, and more. A UV index is a great tool to help people living anywhere around the country … [Read more...]

Arthritis Information Resources

Learning more about arthritis and other rheumatic diseases can be especially important for anyone who has, or knows someone who has, a rheumatic disease such as inflammatory arthritis, crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more. Luckily, there are many arthritis information resources available to … [Read more...]

Check Out Dr. Dowd’s Video Library

Dr. James Dowd is a competent specialist who works with a variety of patients who suffer from various rheumatic diseases. His book, The Vitamin D Cure, explains how a major lack of vitamin D is actually the root cause of a lot of conditions including rheumatic diseases. Dr. Dowd has a video library … [Read more...]

The Arthritis Institute of Michigan at a Glance

The Arthritis Institute of Michigan was originally founded in 1998 in a small office in Howell, Michigan. It was the first rheumatologic center in the history of Livingston County, however some years later the facility would be moved to its current location in Brighton. James E. Dowd, MD, … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd’s Supplements Guide

Vitamin D deficiencies are a common, and an increasingly dangerous, problem for people young and old all over the world. In my book, I talk about all the ways you can improve your life by identifying your supplemental needs and correcting a barrage of physical, mental, and emotional problems through … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd is Available for Speaking Events

Dr. James Dowd is a renowned expert of all things vitamin D. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Dowd is also the founder and director of both the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, and the Michigan Arthritis Research Center. He … [Read more...]

Information and Resources on Arthritis

When you're faced with an arthritis diagnosis, it can feel like you are alone in a strange, new land.  You want to make good medical choices, but there is so much to learn—and a bit of uncertainty.  Having some solid resources to turn to for information can give you something to focus on … [Read more...]

Get Out and Live: Benefits of Enjoying the Sun

With so many messages telling us to avoid direct sun exposure to protect our skin from harmful UV rays, it's easy to miss out on an important nutrient. Vitamin D is responsible for helping our bodies use calcium from our diets, making it essential for strong bones. Traditionally, vitamin D … [Read more...]

Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

We have all seen foods in the market that have been fortified with vitamin D, but too many of us don’t understand how this powerful nutrient can enhance and protect our health.  Vitamin D is produced by our bodies when bare skin is exposed to sunlight.  Widespread sunscreen used to prevent … [Read more...]

Vitamin D Deficiency? Look at Your Health Issues

At steadily increasing rates, Americans report they feel achy, sick and tired.  If you are among those dealing with daily pain and fatigue,  there is a simple but important nutrient you may be missing.  Mayo Clinic researchers looked at the vitamin D level of patients who had … [Read more...]